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Sports Law Professor Corinne Daprano: Hiring More Women Could Help NFL Solve Some of Its Problems

Accusations of domestic violence and/or sexual assaults have become a big problem for the sports industry. This year’s NFL draft was just the latest venue. The Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Mixon, Sooner running back, in the second round, and he comes with baggage. While in college he punched a woman in the face. How to…
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SRLA Announces Award Winners at Sports Law Conference

The Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) has announced several award winners from its recent annual conference, which was held March 2-4 in Las Vegas. The Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award was presented to Steve McKelvey, Associate Department Chair for External Relations & Associate Professor Sport Management in the Isenberg School of Management at…
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Sports Law Attorney Scott Andresen Comments on Company Capitalizing on Cubs’ Success

Your team’s hot, so you get this idea. Why not go to CafePress and sell the teams logo-ed tees and hats. Capitalize on the moment, right? Who doesn’t want to make a quick buck? Really, really bad idea. Take last year’s Cubbie’s success in the playoffs, leading to a World Series Championship. Rogue vendors came…
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Sports Lawyer Timothy Epstein Joins Advisory Board of Sports Industry Group

Timothy Epstein, chair of Duggan Bertsch’s Litigation group, in February 2017, joined XLIVE’s Advisory Board. This annual conference series is comprised of industry leaders practicing in the fields of music, sports, film, culinary, beverage, eSports, and technology. This platform allows for discovery and discussion of the latest industry trends and confronting issues. In Tim’s early…
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Cameron Myler – from Athlete to Lawyer to NYU Sports Law Professor

Some athletes are lost when it comes to deciding what to do next when they retire from their sport. They’ve never given any thought to the afterlife. The next thing you know, he or she is a has-been—tomorrow’s next life insurance agent, or maybe stuck in a training program with a food franchise. The good…
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Sports Law Professor on Referee Bias in the NBA

“Take that for data,” the Grizzly coach emphatically stated, following the conclusion of his now memorable press conference. A visibly upset David Fizdale was beside him during his rant following Memphis’ game (2) loss in this year’s NBA playoffs. The stats showed that the Spurs had a sizeable advantage in free throw attempts. How could…
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Think Twice Before Supporting the Idea of College Athlete ‘Employees’

By Donna A. Lopiano, Ph.D and President of Sports Management Resources “We should pay NCAA college football and basketball players because it is totally unfair that their coaches get millions in compensation while athlete compensation is capped at the value of a full athletic scholarship!” This statement summarizes media and public sentiments currently in vogue.…
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Gil Fried on The Baseball Rule Redux

(Editor”s note: In a recent article that appeared in Professional Sports and the Law, noted expert andUniversity of New Haven Professor Gil Fried, and Takao Ohashi, wrote an article about the baseball rule. What follows is an excerpt of that article) Most of those familiar with sport law, especially the liability side, know about the…
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Expert Writes about Former Coach and Lawsuit Against Auburn

(What follows is an excerpt from a piece written by Bill Robers of Sparks Willson Borges Brandt & Johnson, P.C.) Sunny Golloway, former head baseball coach at Auburn University (Auburn), has sued the university’s Board of Trustees and a number of athletics department personnel for breach of contract and other claims related to his firing…
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Expert on Assumption of the Risk Picks Up Another Victory

Carla Varriale of Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale recently represented several defendants in securing a legal victory in a case involving to wrestlers in New York state. In two separate actions, the high school wrestlers alleged that they contracted herpes gladiatorum and MRSA from another wrestler while participating/competing in a 2011 wrestling tournament, which was…
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